Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation

Document Section Basement Review Draft policy and other measures for public consultation Consultation Arrangements General comments [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 301
Respondent Cranbrook Basements (Kevin O'C… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 31 Jan 2013
Comment

The draft proposals are nothing short of an attack on the basement industry which is carrying out an entirely legal process whilst meeting all of its legal obligations.  The Local Authority already has very significant powers to control construction operations on a daily basis but it is the failure to exercise those powers which have lead to the complaints of a small number of residents – as evidenced by the tiny response to the consultation.

 

The basement industry employs thousands of ‘blue and white collar workers’ as well as contributing millions of pounds annually to the Exchequer.  Any attempt to restrict the entirely legal enjoyment of individual’s rights is to be resisted.

 

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